Despite the fact that this film was made by Frenchmen (yes, those Frenchmen!), Gallagher gets to the heart of what makes the film so darn American:
I don’t know Jordan Roberts’ agenda, religious or otherwise, but it is hard not to see the theological overtones in the movie he remade. Beauty, goodness, love and devotion are all part of nature, built into the DNA of the universe. Even in the harshest place on the Earth (like 21st-century America?), love will not only endure, it will triumph.
America’s the harshest place on earth? Quick, someone tell the residents of Sadr City or Niger. Let’s hope someone’s there to translate their responses into American.